Posts Tagged ‘sentencing’

Indiana man gets house arrest for role in illegal tobacco scheme

by Associated Press Published: August 3,2012

Tags: bench, cigarette, courts, house arrest, judge, judicial, judiciary, sentence, sentencing, smoker, smoking, tobacco

ABERDEEN — Authorities say an Indiana man has been sentenced in Mississippi to six months on house arrest for making false records related to cigarette sales. Authorities say in a news release that 56-year-old Jack Settles of Indianapolis was sentenced in U.S. District in Aberdeen. He pleaded guilty in January to one count of making […] [...]

Ex-Delta housing director gets 32 months, to pay restitution

by Associated Press Published: August 3,2012

Tags: courts, fraud, home, house, housing, housing authority, judicial, prison, residence, restitution, sentenced, sentencing, witness tampering

GREENVILLE — A federal judge has sentenced the former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority to 32 months in prison. The Delta Democrat Times reports Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson yesterday sentenced 58-year-old Ann Jefferson and ordered her to pay more than $41,000 in restitution. Jefferson will begin her sentence Sept. 10 […] [...]

Auto dealer gets more than three years for marijuana possession

by Associated Press Published: August 3,2012

Tags: automobiles, Cars, dealer, dealership, illegal drugs, marijuana, sentencing

JACKSON — A man convicted of a marijuana charge related to a raid on a Jackson car lot has been sentenced to more than three years. Jeremy Lee Stambaugh, owner of Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson, was arrested at the car lot in February along with Johnny Earl Course and David E. Jones. Stambaugh […] [...]

DeLaughter asks judge to lift post-prison supervision

by Associated Press Published: July 12,2012

Tags: attorney, bribe, bribery, judge, judicial, judicial bribe, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer, sentencing, supervision

ABERDEEN — Bobby DeLaughter, a former circuit judge caught up in Mississippi’s judicial bribery scandal, has asked a federal judge to end his post-prison supervised release. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen, DeLaughter says he’s “successfully completed” more than half of his supervised release term and has complied with all its […] [...]

Ex-Delta housing director to be sentenced next month

by Associated Press Published: July 3,2012

Tags: embezzlement, fraud, home, house, housing, housing authority, judge, judicial, judiciary, mortgage, sentence, sentencing

GREENVILLE — The former director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority will be sentenced Aug. 2 in federal court in Aberdeen. WABG-TV reports sentencing will be at 10 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson. Ann Jefferson was convicted in March on two counts of embezzlement, two counts of obstruction of justice and […] [...]

Ex-attorney sentenced to 40 years for stealing clients’ money

by Associated Press Published: June 25,2012

Tags: attorney, bench, courts, embezzlement, law, lawyer, sentence, sentenced, sentencing, steal, stealing

CANTON — A former Ridgeland attorney who admitted to swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former clients has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison. District Attorney Michael Guest says former Ridgeland attorney Vann Leonard received a 40-year sentence today for embezzling more than $500,000 from several clients that he represented in […] [...]

Tennessee man to be sentenced for role in contraband cigarette scheme

by Associated Press Published: June 25,2012

Tags: cigarette, contraband, scheme, sentence, sentencing, smoke, smoker, smoking, tobacco

TUPELO — A Tennessee man will be sentenced July 30 for his role in routing tobacco through Mississippi to avoid taxes, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports. Randy Benham of Cordova, Tenn., pleaded guilty in 2009 in U.S. District Court to counts of fraud, false statements and money laundering. Benham, along with Jerry G. Burke […] [...]

Stanford faces sentencing for $7B-plus ponzi scheme

by Associated Press Published: June 14,2012

Tags: bilk, investing, investment, investor, ponzi scheme, scam, scheme, sentencing, stealing, theft

HOUSTON, Texas — If federal prosecutors have their way, former jet-setting Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford could receive a prison sentence that spans two centuries for bilking investors out of more than $7 billion over two decades in one of the largest ponzi schemes in U.S. history. Calling Stanford a “ruthless predator” who stole from […] [...]

Ex-attorney faces up to 60 years in prison for embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: June 11,2012

Tags: attorneys, bench, clients, courts, embezzlement, judges, judicial, judiciary, law, lawyers, sentence, sentencing, trust

RIDGELAND — Sentencing is scheduled for a Ridgeland attorney who has admitted to swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former clients. Attorney Vann Leonard who practiced law out of Ridgeland faces 60 years behind bars and a $750,000 fine. Leonard has pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement. He’s admitted to misleading two […] [...]

Hood: Ex-insurance agent gets jail time for fraud

MERIDIAN — A former insurance agent will spend time behind bars for fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. The Attorney General’s Office Elisa Odom, 45, of Bailey pleaded guilty in Lauderdale County Circuit Court before Judge Lester Williamson to five counts of mail fraud and four counts of false pretense. She was sentenced on count […] [...]

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